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TyanPSC ANNOUNCES THE LAUNCH OF T-600 SERIES PERSONAL SUPERCOMPUTER

Supports Intel's "Clovertown" processors and
Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003


SUPERCOMPUTING 2006, TAMPA BAY, Fla, NOV. 14, 2006 - TyanPSC, the OEM business unit of Tyan Computer Corporation, today announced the launch and availability of the next generation in personal supercomputing: the T-600 series using Intel Xeon 5300 "Clovertown" processors. Leveraging Tyan's experience with 2.5 million users, TyanPSC has designed a personal supercomputing platform that combines the best computational horsepower*, the benefits of a personal or workgroup resource, and the streamlined user experience that engineers and scientists expect from a PC. TyanPSC's personal supercomputer is an easy-to-deploy, easy-to-use, turnkey system that delivers a stunning 256 gigaflops in your office or any other environment, while only requiring power from a standard wall outlet.

TyanPSC is demonstrating several T-600 series systems this week at Supercomputing 2006 conference in Tampa in cooperation with its key partners in high performance computing (HPC). The demonstrations showcases the novel design and systems integration  TyanPSC achieves in cooperation with several leading HPC technology partners: Intel Corporation, Microsoft Corp., Mellanox Technologies Ltd., and Wolfram Research Inc. The hardware combination of Tyan's cluster system design technologies, Intel's processor technologies and Mellanox's InfiniBand capabilities showcases the performance and efficiency the T-600 systems achieves when running Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 and ISV applications, such as LSTC's LS-DYNA and Wolfram's gridMathematica.

"We're leaving the performance compromise of personal supercomputing behind us by delivering a system into office environments that pumps out one quarter of a Teraflop without the mess and difficulty of the back room data center model," said Dr. Symon Chang, CEO of Tyan Computer Corporation. "Our T-600 series personal supercomputers represent a tremendous leap for our customers who require performance-on-demand to reach their efficiency goals and get results. With the T-600 series, you just open the box, roll it into your office and plug it in. That's all it takes to have 256 GFLOPs at your fingertips. That's what we provide our customers – hands on supercomputing!"

Platform Partnerships

"High-performance clusters, which were once confined to technology islands run by specialists, is becoming as readily available to engineers and scientists as their technical workstations," said Shawn Hansen, director of HPC marketing, Windows Server Division at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is working with TyanPSC and the industry to help make HPC technology more mainstream by delivering personal supercomputing that seamlessly integrates into the customer's Windows experience."

The TyanPSC T-600 series is an innovative platform solution designed to solve the computational challenges individual scientists and workgroups face in environments that traditionally do not have access to local supercomputing when they need it. The T-600 series PSC is purpose-built to be deployed and used like a PC, removing the complexity and management that is usually expected from a system that provide 256 Gflops.

"Companies, including Tyan, are providing technology designs that take advantage of the new Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® processors," said Jim Pappas, director of initiative marketing for Intel Corporation. "These new quad-core processors provide breakthrough performance and efficiency for offices and other constrained environments."TyanPSC has partnered with Mellanox to offer InfiniBand interconnect options to provide performance scalability and robustness for the T-600 series.

"Mellanox InfiniBand increases the overall compute cluster efficiency and allows performance-driven applications to optimally utilize the CPU resources," said Gilad Shainer, senior technical marketing manager at Mellanox Technologies. "Taking advantage of InfiniBand's capabilities, the Tyan T-600 series delivers a high-end, personal supercomputing solution for engineers, scientists and financial analysts."

ISV Partnerships

ISV partnerships, such as ANSYS/Fluent and Wolfram Research augment TyanPSC's robust turnkey capabilities.

"Tyan's focus on a turnkey personal cluster helps bring high-performance computing within the reach of more customers doing computer aided engineering," said Chris Reid, vice president, marketing at ANSYS, Inc. "Both ANSYS® 11 and FLUENT® 6.3 support the Microsoft Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 solution, which is a good fit for our customers who are already working in a Windows environment.  We are pleased to see Tyan providing an easily deployed cluster, which will help our customers expand their use of our simulation software."

"TyanPSC is delivering personal supercomputers that help our users take full advantage of the power of our HPC offerings - gridMathematica and Mathematica Personal Grid Edition. With the innovative T-600 series product line, TyanPSC provides a great target for turnkey implementations of Mathematica based solutions. Wolfram Research is pleased to be a partner of the TyanPSC division of Tyan Computer. We anticipate offering even more ground-breaking personal supercomputing technologies in the future."

T-600 Series Features:
  • 256 gigaflops peak performance
  • 1400 Watts max, plugs into standard wall outlet
  • Small form factor, portable
  • Low-noise, whisper quiet operation… less than 52dB.
  • Easy to use Personal Supercomputer using Microsoft Windows Computer Cluster Server 2003
  • Up to 40 CPU cores per system

Availability and Pricing:

The T-600 Series starts under $15,000 USD, is sampling now with general availability in January 2007..

To learn more about TyanPSC and the T-600 series personal supercomputer, please visit www.tyanpsc.com

*From a  110V/15 amp standard wall outlet

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